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Cacao

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Cocoa takes players in the exotic world of "fruits of the gods". Embodying a tribe chief, lead your people to prosperity through the culture and trade of cocoa.
  • German
  • From 8 years old
  • 30mn to 1h
  • 2 to 4 player(s)

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Cacao is a tile-placement game that immerses players in the exotic world of the "fruit of the Gods".


As the chief of your tribe, you must lead your people to prosperity through the cultivation and trade of cacao — and to do that, you'll need to put them to work in the best way possible.

In the game, each player has an individual deck of square worker tiles, with the number of workers on each side of the tile varying from tile to tile. The playing area starts with only a couple of jungle tiles in play: a cacao field and a small market; two jungle tiles are laid face up, and the remaining jungle tiles stacked as a draw pile.

On a player's turn, she places one of her worker tiles on the board adjacent to one or more jungle tiles already in play, then (if two worker tiles are next to an empty space) adds one of the jungle tiles to the playing area in this space. Her workers then get busy and deliver the results of their effort: If you placed workers next to a cacao field, you receive one or two cacao markers per worker; if they're next to a market, you can choose to sell one cacao marker per worker at the listed price; if next to a well, you receive water; if next to a temple, they stand and look good until the end of the game; and so on. She then refills her hand from her personal deck to three worker tiles.

Once all players have used all of their worker tiles, the game ends. Players score (or lose) points based on their water supply, and each temple rewards whichever players sent the most workers to it. In the end, whoever has collected the most gold wins.
Theme(s) Food
Language(s) German
Mechanism(s) TilesPlacement
Author(s) Phil Walker-Harding
Artist Claus Stephan
Note globale 4.4
Editor Abacusspiele
Content
  • 44 worker tiles
  • 4 wooden water carriers
  • 4 village maps
  • 28 jungle tiles
  • 20 wooden cacao fruits
  • 12 sunstones
  • 48 gold coins
  • Rules and player aides

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This game is recommended by 1 of our Bloggers

The Bloggers have given a rate of 4/5 on this product
4/5
  • This game was played and recommanded by BDML, here its opinion:

    4/5
    Cacao est sans doute l'un des meilleurs jeux de pose de tuiles sorti depuis bien longtemps. Il fait d'ailleurs parti des jeux recommandés par le jury du Spiel des Jahres de cette année, et il aurait bien mérité sa place parmi les finalistes.

This game is recommended by 12 of our Customers

The Customers have given a rate of 4.4/5 on this product
4.4/5
  • on 09/26/17 Verified purchase

    4/5
    Simple et efficace super jeu
  • on 02/04/17 Verified purchase

    5/5
    Jeu de pose de tuiles dont les règles sont ultra simples mais avec de bonnes possibilités et une bonne rejouabilité
  • on 09/18/16 Verified purchase

    5/5
    Brilliant, simple tile laying game, that lasts no more than 30 minutes and is very fun to play. Every simple aspect of the game is exciting, it's very balanced and can be played with almost everyone, even with people who are not into boardgames at all. Absolutely love it.
  • on 08/04/16 Verified purchase

    4/5
    Ce jeu est très simple à expliquer et se révèle néanmoins stratégique. Il est très bien équilibré que ce soit à 2, 3 ou 4 joueurs. Grâce au tirage au sort des tuiles, les parties sont toutes différentes et on ne se lasse pas d'y jouer.

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